Slow Journey

We're taking it slow because there are no fixes, let alone quick ones.
Options to ease, research, overcome the terror
of unknown outcomes when the past suggests
a daunting but educated guess... begin a new treatment,
grasping on to every shred of hope, any glimmer of tiny improvement.
Probably I'll never stop asking
why this has to be our story
but
thanking all who SEE
and stay in this fight,
we will howl, irreverent, in the soul's dark night.

Jamie Bagley